Graduate Programs

Criminal Justice (MS)

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice is a social science degree. As such, students are trained in the areas of criminological theory, criminal justice policy, law and social control, research methodology and data analysis. The goal of the program is to produce graduates who can think broadly and critically about issues related to crime and the criminal justice system, and to be informed consumers as well as producers of scientific research. These skills can serve students well in many areas of the criminal justice workforce, and/or in their future endeavors in Ph.D. programs.

Curriculum and Instruction (MED)

Why choose the UNC Charlotte M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction? Interested in innovative methods to help your students achieve their potential and to support your school in flourishing as a learning environment? If you want to be a teacher leader, the person who can be the change agent in your school or district, the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (C...

Curriculum and Instruction (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to prepare teacher education faculty and other educational professionals for work in various agency and educational settings. The program is interdisciplinary and involves faculty from across the University campus, primarily Departments of English, Mathematics and Statistics, Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education, Reading and Elementary Education and Educational Leadership. The program focuses on urban issues and perspectives related to curriculum and instruction with concentrations in: - Curriculum and Educator Development (CED) (includes...

Cybersecurity (MS)

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity is designed to equip students with the latest knowledge and skills in cybersecurity and privacy. Graduates of the program will be employable by both businesses and governments that have important information assets to be protected from increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks. Specific educational objectives of the program include: • A fundamental understanding of: common vulnerabilities of computing and networked systems, cyber-attacking methods, human and organizational aspects of cybersecurity, methods for compromising privacy, and risk assessment of...

Data Science and Business Analytics (CERT)

Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA) is an interdisciplinary program at the intersection of business, computer and information sciences, statistics, and operations research. The graduate certificate in Data Science and Business Analytics is a unique blend of business acumen, data understanding, exposure to a diverse set of advanced analytics methods and hands-on experience designed to help students apply learned knowledge on representative business problems. DSBA graduates are well equipped for employment in a wide variety of data-intensive industries where the need for business...

Data Science and Business Analytics (MS)

The Master’s program in Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA) is an interdisciplinary program at the intersection of business, computer and information sciences, statistics and operations research. The program leads to a Master of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics. It is a unique blend of business acumen, data understanding, exposure to a diverse set of advanced analytics methods and hands-on experience designed to help students apply learned knowledge to representative business problems. DSBA graduates are well equipped for employment in a wide variety of data-intensive...

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is the terminal practice degree in Nursing. This degree builds upon the student's current knowledge of clinical practice. The program will prepare students to practice at the highest clinical level and provide leadership in our dynamic healthcare systems. Graduates of the program will be able to analyze systems of care and provide high level leadership to improve patient safety and quality of care and to implement evidence-based culturally competent care practices. The School of Nursing offers two concentrations: BSN to DNP: Nurse Anesthesia Across the Lifespan...

Early Childhood Mental Health (CERT)

Admits to: Fall, Summer Location: Online Recommendations: Three recommendation letters from persons knowledgeable of your interaction with children or youth. Applicants who are already enrolled in a graduate degree program in the School of Social Work or Department of Special Education and Child Development are not required to submit letters of recommendation. The School of Social Work and Department of Special Education and Child Development have created this joint online certificate program focusing on children (birth to five years of age) and their families. Among other skills,...

Earth Sciences (MS)

The Master of Science in Earth Sciences gives students the opportunity for study and research in the areas of geology, hydrology, atmospheric science, remote sensing, spatial analysis and environmental science. The program offers graduate students personal guidance in field, laboratory, and computing facilities. The program offers a healthy combination of both field- and model-based Earth Science research as well as applied and academic research opportunities.